Charles Mingus is featured on WEAA’s Jazz Master of the Month!
Charles Mingus was a virtuoso bassist, and an accomplished pianist bandleader, and composer. Mingus favored complex rhythms, mixed harmonies and a combination of structured and free improvisation in his music, drawing heavily from black gospel music and the blues…
The day-long musical tribute to hometown jazz legend Charles Mingus, Jr. last Saturday featured seven bands from Santa Cruz County and neighboring areas performing at the First Bank Yuma in Nogales.
Alicia Schooler-Hugg, Mingus’ niece, also joined the festivities.